Matty Lock cause of death revealed as inquest hears This Morning star took own life aged 19 | The Sun
THIS Morning star Matty Lock was found dead in his summer house after taking his own life, an inquest was told.
The 19-year-old, who gained popularity reviewing hoovers on the ITV show, died on September 8.
An inquest into his death heard how Matty had struggled with alcohol and drug ketamine in the year leading to his death.
He was discovered hanged into his home in Maghull, Merseyside, with police "satisfied" there was no third party involvement.
A post mortem found he had drunk and used ketamine before taking his own life.
Sefton Senior Coroner Julie Goulding recorded a verdict of suicide.
Tributes flooded in for Matty after the heartbreaking news was announced.
This Morning said: "Everyone at This Morning is shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Matty Lock, aged just 19.
"He was a delightful young man, a joy to work with and his passion for vacuum cleaners and general mechanics was infectious.
"His family came to the studio and they were so proud that he’d turned a childhood hobby into a career. We will miss him and send our condolences to his family.”
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Rylan Clark, who used to present on the daytime ITV show, commented: “God that’s really sad. Sending love x”
While Holly Willoughby shared a photo of the late presenter on her Instagram.
She said: "So shocked and saddened to hear the news today. Matty was a wonderful person with a true passion for what he did…
"My love goes out to his friends and family at what must be a very difficult time."
As well as his role on This Morning, Matty was also a member of the Labour Party in Sefton and Merseyside.
He had been elected town councillor in Maghull shortly before his death.
Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner, who had campaigned with Matty, said: “Incredibly sad news, Matty did so much for his community.
"My love and prayers are with his friends and family.”
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